The trailer leaves us with many new questions. Obviously, we won’t know the answers until December 15, but there will be lots of interesting conversations until that day.
The year was 1967. Technology hasn’t provided DVRs or even VHS tapes, but seven-year-old Kelly Asbury visited the local movie theater one afternoon. Spellbound by a re-release of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Asbury told his brother that he had to find a way to make his drawings move that way as… [Read More]
The big news to hit the internet in the past couple weeks was news about Disney crossing boundaries into uncharted territory. But will the actuality meet the hype? Sometime during post-production, Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), and director Bill Condon were interviewed by Attitude, the British magazine directed toward a gay audience. Just before the… [Read More]
As I wrote in my recent piece about the “Final Trailer,” Disney’s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast will “upgrade the wheel.” While the storyline will closely follow the 1991 animated version, there will be some changes to the story. Clips and trailers of the film, including a 57-second video released Monday (see below),… [Read More]
You can always depend on the internet to spread and expand upon rumors based on tiny snippets of information. When Rogue One was doing reshoots last year, entertainment writers were sure the reason for it all was that Disney was “panicked” about their new film. But, as I commented on this last June, reshoots are… [Read More]
Last Tuesday, a video ad for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast hit the internet. Disney has been dipping into their past, adapting their famous fairy tales as live-action films. Those who grew up on The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and the like are being titillated by slightly more grown-up versions of what they remember. Why… [Read More]
Yesterday I had a really interesting sandwich: a dark brooding film from one of my favorite Romanian directors placed between two animated films.
A new extended trailer for the upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast hit the internet Monday. The new preview (embedded below) adds some enticing details, including looks at Maurice, Gaston, and LeFou. From the short clips, it seems Maurice, played by Kevin Kline, is a much more stable and wise father than the lovable… [Read More]
The latest trailer for the first “standalone” Star Wars feature movie hit the internet Thursday, followed by much speculation as to what we are seeing. For those who are wanting to avoid spoilers, I don’t think this trailer gives away too much, especially for those who have even a cursory knowledge of details which have been… [Read More]
QUEEN OF KATWE is the inspiring true story of missionary Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi. Their story is the focus of Disney’s upcoming feature which stars Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo. Robert and Phiona’s story highlights the importance and joy of Christian missionary work and outreach. Above all, their… [Read More]